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Sonangol EP lets contract for FCC units

Aug 20, 2009

Sonangol EP let a contract to KBR Inc., Houston, to provide license and engineering services for grassroots fluid catalytic cracking units (FCC) and hydroprocessing technologies for the 200,000 b/d Sonaref refinery in Lobito, Angola, which is slated to start in 2012.

Shell to install HDS unit at Pernis refinery

Aug 20, 2009

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is to install a $500 million hydrodesulfurisation plant at its 400,000 b/d Pernis refinery in the Netherlands.

Pemex settles on new refinery site; to upgrade another

Aug 14, 2009

Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said it has settled on a site at Tula in Hidalgo state to construct a $9-billion refinery, and will modernize another facility at Salamanca in nearby Guanajuato state for $3 billion.

Sinopec, KPC pick Zhanjiang for refining, chemical complex

Aug 11, 2009

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) said its joint refining and chemical complex with Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) is to be constructed on Donghai Island in Zhanjing city, near Hainan.

Plans suspended for New Brunswick refinery

Jul 24, 2009

Irving Oil and BP PLC have suspended plans to build a 300,000-b/d refinery at St. John, NB (OGJ, Mar. 24, 2008, Newsletter).

Kurdistan inaugurates refinery at Arbil

Jul 20, 2009

Iraq’s Kurdistan region, eyeing a broader plan of industrialization, has inaugurated a new refinery near the capital city of Arbil, one of several planned for the area that will jointly process as much as 200,000 b/d.

Ukraine refinery hydrotreaters due revamp

Jul 10, 2009

JSC Ukrtatnafta has let contract to CRI/Criterion Catalyst Co. Ltd. and Shell Global Solutions Eastern Europe BV for a revamp of two processing units at its 360,000-b/d refinery in Kremenchug, Ukraine.

Jubail hydrocracker, cat cracker contracts let

Jul 10, 2009

Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petochemical Co. has let contract to Technip for two packages, including one covering hydrocracking and catalytic cracking units, for the 400,000 b/d export refinery it will build in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Coker contract let for Jubail refinery

Jul 9, 2009

Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Co. has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Chiyoda Corp. and Samsung Engineering for a coker unit at the 400,000-b/d export refinery to be built in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Bidding resumes on Yanbu export refinery

Jul 1, 2009

Bidding will resume on the second of two major refineries in Saudi Arabia for which work was delayed late last year.

Total-Aramco refinery in Jubail advances

Jun 18, 2009

Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical Co. has completed an “awarding plan” for engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the 400,000-b/d refinery it will build in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Worldwide refining capacity growth rises again in 2008

Dec 22, 2008 In 2008, growth in crude distillation capacity continued to build on momentum of past years; refiners added more capacity than the past 2 years, according to the latest OGJ Refinery Survey.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 15, 2008

Special Report: Asia petchem expansions to 2015 increase demand for naphtha

Dec 15, 2008 A wave of ethylene investment will take place in Asia during 2009-11 with distinct peaks in early and late 2009.

Technostar, Telloil delay refinery construction

Dec 11, 2008 Technostar Management and its partner Telloil have postponed the construction of a $1.7 billion refinery in central Vietnam due to slow site clearance, according to state media.

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